Category Archives: Twitter

Social legacy: Paris Brown and the right to learn

This isn’t a post about politics and policing: it’s a post about learning and the legacy of social media. The right to learn and the right to grow up. There’s been a scandal brewing in the UK over the last … Continue reading

Posted in Age, Authority, Brand, Culture, Disclosure, Diversity, Equality, Experience, Facebook, Freedom, Information, Integrity, Leadership, Learning, Learning Culture, Legacy, Mistakes, News, Personal Brand, Social Learning, Social Media, Tone of Voice, Truth, Twitter, Understanding | Tagged , , , , , , , | 9 Comments

How do we communicate? A song about the languages of learning

I’m editing my new book on ‘music in learning‘ and trying to draw out my thoughts into some practical models around the subject. Part of this involves trying to characterise how we use different the different languages of learning to … Continue reading

Posted in Aesthetics, Agile, Art, Creative, Effectiveness, Experience, Graffiti, Haiku, Instructional Design, Learning, Learning Design, Meaning, Media, Message, Music, Narrative, Performance, Poetry, Songs, Stories, Storytelling, Twitter, Voice, Words, Writing | Tagged , , , , , , , | 14 Comments

Choosing the right fruit: unravelling the layers of social learning.

It’s counter intuitive to think of all learning as ‘social’ at heart because it’s largely process of internalisation and mastery, but increasingly we are paying attention to the social aspects of learning design and delivery. I’ve been working my way … Continue reading

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Using multiple channels of communication in learning. A rich mix of media in formal and informal spaces.

Yesterday, i presented a webinar on mobile strategy. As i was doing it, people were using the chat forum that’s built in to ask questions. We were also using a private chat channel to ensure we kept on time and … Continue reading

Posted in Community, E-Learning, Engagement, Experience, Formal Spaces, Informal Spaces, Instructional Design, Learning, Learning Design, Micro Blogging, Reflection, Social Learning, Social Media, Twitiquette, Twitter, Twittersphere | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Floating Facebook. Who owns social learning environments and our social media lives?

We increasingly live in social spaces online. For organising nights out with friends, to share photos of weddings, to connect with other people with an interest in gardening and to complain about the washing machine going wrong. We inhabit these … Continue reading

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Social media mistakes. How your ‘tone of voice’ needs to resonate with your core values to give a coherent message.

Social media give an immediacy to communication that is fundamentally different from what we are used to in the more formal and traditional world of work. WIthin learning environments, this immediacy can allow debate and discussion to take place, it … Continue reading

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Speaking with many voices. Is one Twitter account enough?

I’ve been having a dilemma about Twitter. You see, of all the channels, it’s proving surprisingly popular, and i seem to be gathering followers apace. This is all well and good, but i don’t really have a very clear tone … Continue reading

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The Idle Social Network. Why does communication need to be about anything?

I was floored the other day by the question “why should i engage in a social network?”. On the one hand, i had so many answers that i didn’t know where to start, but on the other, i had no … Continue reading

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How influential are you in the social media space? What do we mean by ‘success’?

An excellent article today around tools that measure your social influence (or at least, around tools that measure activity, which, i guess, can correlate with influence…). Mike Johansson has provided a concise summary of a sites that offer some measure … Continue reading

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Will Circles change the world? How Google+ is putting it’s hopes on our desire to partition our ‘friends’.

Heated discussion yesterday about how the social media landscape will look once Google completes the rollout of it’s much vaunted Google+ service. Do you need to be in the space first (Facebook for personal, LinkedIn for business), or can you … Continue reading

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